Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Resin Rose Bubble Ring

My hands get some pretty rough treatment in the studio and because they are always in front of the camera, I get a regular manicure to keep them looking good. You've probably noticed that my nails are always a different colour! Whilst visiting my nail technician last week, I noticed she had some gorgeous 3D bubble roses on her nails and I realised immediately that this was something that we could do with UV jewellery resin. It's just a matter of building up layers of resin and painting each layer with colour. In the nail world, they paint the rose petals with gel nail polish but I've used alcohol inks which worked just fine. So here's what you'll need to make your own. UV resin Pinata Alcohol inks. I used Señorita Magenta and White  (you need the white to give the pink some opacity and some depth).  Claro Extender  (for when the alcohol inks dry on the palette) Gold Bead Caviar (aka microbeads) Tool to build the bead on. I used a ball tool and had...
Thursday, May 3, 2018

9 Fabulous Handmade Jewellery Gifts for Mother's Day

There's no doubting the importance of your Mum. She nurtured you through your childhood years, loved you unconditionally as you navigated the teenage years and helped shape the person you have become today as an adult. Now, she's a confidante, an adviser, your biggest fan and your cheerleader. What an amazing woman she is! One thing is for sure - no matter how grown up you are, your Mum never stops being your Mum! So this Mother's Day, show her just how much she means to you with a gift that not only comes from your heart, but that was handmade with love. To help you, I've rounded up some of my most popular jewellery making projects that she is sure to love. Egyptian Perfume Bottle Pendant : So this is not actually a bottle but it does look like one. This exotic pendant will take you less than an hour to put together. Rose Cluster Bottle Pendant : Another bottle pendant that isn't actually a bottle. This tutorial also includes step-by-step instructions for...